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Australia Dominates West Indies in Adelaide Test: A Match Recap

Australia Dominates West Indies in Adelaide Test: A Match RecapAustralia Dominates West Indies in Adelaide Test: A Match Recap

Australia secured a convincing 10-wicket victory over the West Indies in the first Test match at Adelaide Oval wrapping up the game inside three days. The win was built on a dominant bowling performance with Josh Hazlewood leading the charge with 9 wickets across the match. Travis Head’s magnificent century in the first innings provided a crucial platform for the Aussies.

Here are the key highlights of the match:

  • Australia Batting:¬†Head’s 119 (134) anchored the Australian innings¬†with Usman Khawaja (45) and Marnus Labuschagne (10) providing valuable support.¬†The Aussies posted a total of 283 in their first innings.
  • West Indies Batting:¬†The West Indies batting struggled throughout the match¬†failing to reach triple figures in either innings.¬†Shamar Joseph¬†making his Test debut¬†was the only bright spot with scores of 36 (41) and 15 (12).¬†They were dismissed for 188 and 120 in their two innings.
  • Australian Bowling: Hazlewood was the undisputed star of the show with his 5-37 in the first innings and 4-35 in the second. Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon also chipped in with important wickets.
  • Shamar Joseph’s Debut:¬†Despite the West Indies’ struggles¬†Joseph’s debut performance was a positive takeaway.¬†He impressed with both bat and ball¬†taking 5 wickets and scoring valuable runs.

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The win gives Australia a strong early lead in the two-Test series. The next Test will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane starting on January 25th.

Post Match Reactions

Pat Cummins (Australian captain): “A fantastic Test match. Travis Head arranged it for us and Hazlewood was on fire. “He finished it in just one spell.”

Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies captain): “We didn’t bat well in either innings. It’s critical for them to learn quickly. Shamar Joseph is a high-energy individual with excellent vision and skills. “He did a good job.”

Travis Head (Player of the Match): “It was challenging at times but I’m glad I had the experience. It’s nice to get in some runs this summer. “Great turnout; I hope everyone had a good time.”

Josh Hazlewood: “It’s nice to have the weekend off.” It was enjoyable to bowl on a wicket like that. Hazlewood praised Shamar Joseph’s impressive debut and expressed excitement.

Looking Ahead:

The next Test between Australia and the West Indies will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane, starting on January 25th.

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